Wind Turbine Technician Salary

A sizeable majority of Wind Turbine Technicians in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $21.28 per hour. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is career length, followed by the specific employer and location. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Wind Turbine Technicians. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$39,510 - $74,710
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$50K
$75K
MEDIAN: $49,944
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$16.52 - $27.30
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MEDIAN: $21.28
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$0$75K
Salary $39,510 - $74,710
Bonus $498.33 - $9,845
Profit Sharing $1,250
Total Pay (?
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$37,329 - $75,137
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 40
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $16.52 - $27.30
Overtime $22.81 - $39.38
Annual Data $0$75K
Bonus $498.33 - $9,845
Profit Sharing $1,250
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$37,329 - $75,137
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 154

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Job Description for Wind Turbine Technician

Wind turbine technicians identify, inspect, maintain and repair wind turbines to ensure proper quality control exists. Their goal is to keep maintenance costs low and quality high. Wind turbine technicians assist with the installation of new systems and keep proper documentation of all repairs.

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Wind Turbine Technician Tasks

  • Diagnosis and repair wind turbines as directed by site supervisor and prepare and maintain proper documentation to support the repairs, to include parts usage and time worked.
  • Interact with onsite maintenance sub-contractor's employees and provide guidance and training when applicable.
  • Write timely and concise reports regarding inspections to insure proper steps are taken to remedy any deficiencies.
  • Conduct quality control inspections on repairs and maintenance functions provided by maintenance or repair sub-contractors.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Wind Turbine Technician


Many Wind Turbine Technicians can be found at Vestas Wind Systems A/S, EDF Energy, Invenergy LLC, NextEra Energy, Inc., and General Electric Co (GE), firms that are at the top of the field. Wind Turbine Technicians flock to Vestas Wind Systems A/S for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $52K lead the pack in compensation.

Popular Skills for Wind Turbine Technician


Wind Turbine Technicians only report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Industrial Hydraulics, Electronic Troubleshooting, and Systems Troubleshooting can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Systems Troubleshooting. Most people skilled in Electronic Troubleshooting are similarly competent in Systems Troubleshooting.

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Key Stats for Wind Turbine Technician

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
1%
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Experience Affects Wind Turbine Technician Salaries

▲34%

▲6%

National Average
$51,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Wind Turbine Technician Salaries



National Average
$51,000

Systems Troubleshooting
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 10%
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